Low Fat Gingerbread Cookies

Half the fat with all the flavor!

Low Fat Gingerbread Cookies

Chef Tom
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 servings
Calories 135 kcal


  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup dark molasses
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

For the Icing:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch of cream of tartar


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar and applesauce and beat until smooth.
  • Add the egg and molasses, mix well.
  • In another large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and spices.
  • Add to sugar and molasses mixture, stirring well.
  • Divide the dough into two flat balls; cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Dust the surface of your working area with flour before rolling out the dough.
  • Work with one ball of dough at a time, keep the other refrigerated while you do so.
  • Roll the dough out to 1/4 or 1/8-inch thickness, sprinkle a little flour on top of the dough if it's a little sticky.
  • Cut the gingerbread with a cookie cutter shape of your choice.
  • Place cookies 1 or 2 inches apart on a silpat-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes.

For the icing:

  • Mix the egg whites with lemon juice.
  • Combine with powdered sugar, mixing well. If the icing is too thin, add more powdered sugar, if it's too thick add a drop of lemon juice.
  • Use a piping bag to decorate cookies once the cookies are completely cooled.


Calories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 104mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 54IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cookies, low fat
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